The year-round beauty of Flower Island Mainau can be explored on 45 hectare of impressive gardens. The second largest butterfly house in Germany invites everybody to its tropical world with numberless colourful butterflies and blossoms. Look around in one of the themed gardens including a Rhododendron Slope, Italian Rose Garden, Dahlia Garden and Hydrangea Path or the Herbaceous Garden. And finally enjoy the end of the day dining in comital atmosphere or go on a shopping tour in the store of Diana Countess Bernadotte.
In addition to the sumptuous variety of flowers in bloom in the park and garden, every season promises its own special highlights, not only during the holidays. Unique attractions, even for cooler, rainy days, include the palm house and the butterfly house. Take a look at our rainy- day programme, for example exclusive palace tours are available if it is raining. The insect garden, the “Wasserwelt”, “Blumis Uferwelt” and “Zwergendorf” play areas and the treasure hunt offer children fun, variety and a true nature experience.
Wander through and enjoy the wintry landscape of Mainau Island. Once you have explored the island, there are two attractions in particular you may wantto visit: the Butterfly House and the Palm House. From 18th October 2019 to 9th February 2020, you can also discover the world of SIKU toy cars at Mainau Palace. Every Wednesday from 14th November 2019 to 6th January 2020, the palace courtyard is transformed into Scandinavian winter wonderland.
sunrise to sunset
22nd March–20th October
21st October–19th March
One-time free admission with the Bodensee Card PLUS Winter from 21st October–19th March